Relaxing with God: The Neglected Spiritual Discipline

Relaxing with God: The Neglected Spiritual Discipline

by Andrew Farley

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Jesus called his followers to exchange the heavy yoke around their necks for his light one. So why are so many Christians feeling weighed down and burned out? The simple answer is that they are being told from many pulpits across the country what they "should be" doing for God.

Bestselling author Andrew Farley calls this for what it is--works-based religion--and then shares with readers biblical wisdom on the neglected art of resting in Christ. Anyone longing to experience true release from the crushing expectations that the world throws their way will find life and rest in Farley's revolutionary message.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441246080
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/24/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 147,694
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Andrew Farley is the lead pastor of Ecclesia: Church without Religion and bestselling author of The Naked Gospel, God without Religion, Heaven Is Now, and The Hurt & The Healer. Andrew's writings have been featured by national news outlets such as PBS, ABC, and FOX, and his live call-in radio program airs nationwide on Sirius XM. Connect with Andrew on Facebook and Twitter (@DrAndrewFarley). Learn more at
Andrew Farley is a bestselling author and pastor of Church Without Religion ( He serves as a faculty adviser for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and frequently speaks at churches and university groups around the United States and in Canada. Andrew is also a professor of applied linguistics at Texas Tech University in West Texas, where he lives with his wife, Katharine, and their son, Gavin. For more information, please visit

Connect with Dr. Andrew Farley on FaceBook and Twitter and go mobile with his video and audio messages by downloading the "Ecclesia: Church without Religion" app for Android, iPad, and iPhone. Visit to download free study materials.

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Relaxing with God: The Neglected Spiritual Discipline 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
quaintinns More than 1 year ago
A special thank you to Baker Books and NetGalley for a complimentary reading copy in exchange for an honest review. RELAXING WITH GOD by Andrew Farley, is a remarkable book of God’s grace, a simple yet profound empowering journey with powerful truths to live by. Farley describes everything he was doing twenty-three years ago in order to grow spiritually and feel closer to God. From praying all the time, studying the Bible for hours each day and sharing his faith. However, his belief system was both complicated and exhausting, and was not working. Despite his sincere commitment to God, he had nothing to show for it. No peace, or joy—He was going to heaven but there was nothing about his present life that appealed to anyone. Today all this has changed and he describes exactly how to soak in the unconditional grace of God, to allow the Spirit to flood the mind with thoughts of love and acceptance. How to enjoy safety and security in Jesus and how to allow God to transmit His radiant life through his own. He no longer battles guilt and fear and the path ahead is not foggy, but clear. Now he celebrates Jesus like never before. What caused this transformation? Things are different on the inside. Through his experience of crashing and burning and starting over. God taught him some truths that literally saved his life. God wants us to relax which he shares with readers in RELAXING WITH GOD. As we wrestle with the idea of relaxing with God, our current programming—the way we’ve always believed or done things—may attempt to steal our freedom. We have to peel away those layers of restless rhetoric in order to gaze at the full splendor of God’s grace. Ditch the guilt and find the real freedom and relaxation that Jesus talked about, the kind we have always longed for. I liked this part – while some Christians are running themselves ragged trying to get God to like them, others seems to believe God is already satisfied with who they are, and they are just being themselves. Some experience anxiety, while others enjoy rest. Relaxing with God is designed to help readers discover this new way of rest, abandoning religious error and rethinking every motivation in life. Christianity is a human‘s nature being returned to its innocent or righteous state and the Spirit of God being restored to his rightful place within us. An engaging book, also includes a seven part study experience with helpful and insightful scriptures and topics of discussion. God wants us to rest and exposes our spiritual enemy as the author of religious anxiety. Farley conveys the simplicity of God's grace with precision and clarity. It's time for us to relax with God and enjoy His life to the fullest with honesty with Bible-based powerful truths and messages for a simpler life, as the author speaks to the heart, as we experience true freedom in Jesus Christ, versus just a religious obligation.
Ted Loeffler 5 months ago
Andrew Farley has done it again. Completely based in scripture, he illustrates why we can relax with God. Through the cross and resurrection, God has reconciled us to himself, offering us new life through faith in Christ Jesus. When we receive Jesus by faith, new birth occurs. We receive permanent union with Christ. With this foundation, we have peace with God, assured that he will never leave us or forsake us, Wow! Thank you, thank you, thank you. We are secure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago